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FCC Sued Over Net Neutrality Rules

2011-09-29 09:57 by
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Free Press, the liberal media advocacy group, has filed suit against the FCC to block the agency's Internet regulation from going into effect. The group's lawsuit, filed in a Boston appeals court, "will challenge the arbitrary nature of rule provisions that provide less protection for mobile wireless Internet access than they do for wired connections."

"When the FCC first proposed the Open Internet rules, they came with the understanding that there is only one Internet, no matter how people choose to reach it," Free Press policy director Matt Wood said in a statement. "The final rules provide some basic protections for consumers, but do not deliver on the promise to preserve openness for mobile Internet access. They fail to protect wireless users from discrimination, and they let mobile providers block innovative applications with impunity."

The rules were adopted in December and take effect in two months. They prohibit ISPs from favouring or discriminating against Internet content and services.

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